SharePoint PDF Viewer: Display and Navigate PDFs in Your Browser

Muhimbi PDF Editor for SharePoint offers a SharePoint PDF viewer that lets you open, display, and navigate through PDF documents in your native SharePoint online or on-premises application. Once a PDF is displayed in your SharePoint browser, you can quickly search and navigate through the document using an intuitive user interface (UI). The viewer includes a suite of out-of-the-box productivity tools that let you edit, annotate, sign, redact, and create forms directly in SharePoint.

How to View PDFs in the SharePoint Browser

Open PDFs in SharePoint

To view a PDF, select it from the SharePoint library and click Open in the SharePoint main toolbar. Then choose the Open in PSPDFKit Editor option.

In the top-left corner of the screen, you can choose from a wide range of PDF viewing options:

  • Quick page navigation and zooming in/out
  • Thumbnails view
  • View the PDF document outline
  • View and access all annotations immediately
  • Bookmark pages for quicker access and viewing

PDF Page Navigation

PDF page navigation

To navigate through pages, enter the page number or click the arrows to quickly display the page you want to view. Use the zoom in and zoom out buttons to take a closer look at the content in your PDF document. The hand palm icon can be used to grab a document and move it in different directions. Click this last icon to fit the page width.



The thumbnail option gives an overview of your entire document and helps you quickly find the page you’re looking for. To turn on the thumbnail view, click the icon with four squares in the top-left corner of the toolbar. Click the vertical line and move it to the right if you want to make the thumbnail view bigger. If you pull that line completely to the right, only the thumbnail view of the document will be visible.

Document Outline Viewer

Document outline viewer

Click the dropdown menu next to the thumbnail icon to see the Outline option. If the PDF document contains an outline, it’ll be shown on the left side of the screen.


View annotations

Our SharePoint PDF Viewer is an integral part of the PDF Editor. As PDF editing usually involves adding comments and annotations to a PDF, this feature can come in handy because you can have a quick look at all your annotations. In the same dropdown menu from the section above, under the Thumbnails and Outline options, click Annotations, and a list of annotations will appear on the left side of the screen. Select an annotation to see its content and its location in the document.


Bookmark PDF page

To create a bookmark, click Bookmarks in the dropdown menu and then click New Bookmark. Type the name of the bookmark and click Save. This option allows you to save the pages of your PDF document and then have quick viewing access to them from the Bookmarks list.

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